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Kenneth
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Appeared in Highlander: The Series, in the Season Three episode The Lamb and in the Season Four episode Reunion
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Aliases Kenny Adams, Kenny Jones, Kenny Brody, Kenny Ross
Born 1172, Hastings, England
First Death 1182, killed with his family by Norman tax collectors
Teachers Amanda
Origin Saxon England
Watchers Marcy Weingard
Status undetermined
Occupation Thief, wanderer
Portrayed by  Myles Ferguson

Kenneth is an extremely rare Immortal. Very few had their immortality triggered prior to adolescence, and fewer still survived. Kenneth suffered his First Death at about 11 years of age, and survived for over 800 years, an extreme rarity.

Early life[]

He was raised in twelfth century England by a peasant family. In 1182, his village was attacked by Normans and he experienced his First Death.

Kenneth & Amanda, 1182

Amanda discovered him soon after, and taught him The Rules of The Game. In 1183, they were forced to split up when Amanda was arrested and hanged.

From there, he was a vagabond who used the lessons from Amanda for his own ends; interpreting her reference to his innocent looks as a perfect way to ensnare older, stronger immortals and behead them, thus using his youth as a weapon to eliminate the threat other immortals posed. This seemed to work well for him through the centuries as he traveled around Europe and eventually to America.

History[]

Over 800 years, Kenneth developed a strong distrust in others, especially immortals, fearing they would one day turn on him. He used the sympathy of other immortals to ensnare and behead them. In 1975, Dallman Ross adopted Kenny, only for Kenny to betray and kill his mortal wife.

Dallman Ross, about to be beheaded by Kenny 1994

In 1990, Immortal Frank Brody took him in. Kenny again betrayed his patron and beheaded him. In 1994, Seacouver, he was found by Duncan MacLeod and Richie Ryan. He attempted to behead both without success. Dallman Ross found him in Seacouver, but Kenny was able to surprise him and behead him.

In 1995, he again met Amanda and Duncan. He developed a plan using Terence Kincaid to kill Duncan. His plan failed thanks to Amanda's intervention. Kincaid was killed by Duncan and Kenneth escaped by hiding amongst a bus load of school children.

In the Game[]

  1. Frank Brody, 1990
  2. Dallman Ross, 1994

Weapon[]

Kenny's weapon of choice was an English short sword. Most standard swords were beyond the strength of his child body to wield well, but the 14th century English short sword fit his hand, had a reasonably short blade and was fairly easy to conceal, but was still weighty enough to deal a mortal blow.  He had never been recorded as actually facing another Immortal in a duel with it, but it worked well for his standard modus operandi- ambush.

Trivia[]

Actor Myles Ferguson had great ambitions, racking up 24 credits in eight years, often with recurring characters, but his career was cut short when he was killed at age 19 in September 2000, in a car accident in Vancouver, Canada. The 2001 episode Matchmaker, Matchmaker of the series Edgemont was dedicated to his memory.

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